Zeiss VR One Connect Smartphone Virtual Reality Glasses Work With SteamVR

Posted: Jan 9 2018, 2:43am CST | by , in CES


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Zeiss VR One Connect Smartphone Virtual Reality Glasses work with SteamVR

The Zeiss VR One Connect works with PC based and mobile VR content.

At CES 2018, Zeiss, debuts their newest product, the Zeiss VR One Connect virtual reality glasses. Zeiss showcases the VR One Connect for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new VR One Connect follows the Zeiss VR One Plus headsets on sale now at amazon.com.

The Zeiss VR One Connect bridges the gap between PC-connected VR gaming and mobile VR by connecting the smartphone in the mobile VR headset to your gaming PC. The product gives mobile VR users more interactive gaming possibilities than ever before by allowing them to play games through SteamVR, which currently has roughly 300,000 users. It boasts a high-quality VR experience with a comparatively low investment. The product may be used with iOS and Android smartphones.

"This solution is a first of its kind in the VR space,” said Franz Troppenhagen, senior product manager at Zeiss. "Users will now be able to access games on SteamVR in a much different way than previous options, and they’ll also have access to traditional VR apps and 360 video content.”

A current smartphone (iOS or Android), VR-ready PC and a mobile VR headset is required for operation. A USB cable connects the smartphone to a VR-ready computer, allowing the use of games and other content on the SteamVR platform. The two wireless 3DoF (degrees of freedom) controllers and the smartphone are linked via Low Energy (LE) Bluetooth. Built-in sensors in the controllers, together with the three sensors of the smartphone, allow intuitive interaction with the VR environment and thus a seamless immersion in the virtual world.

“This product was much needed in the market, and it’s propelling VR from a very niche market to a mass market, providing entry-level solutions based on your mobile phone so that the technology is accessible to everyone,” said Dave Hodgson, North America sales representative for ZEISS.

Zeiss VR One Connect is set to be available at major US retailers in the spring of 2018 for $129. Check Amazon.com for availability.

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